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A gorgeous silvery-blue juniper. When mature, it makes a good privacy screen or border planting.


Juniper 'Wichita Blue'

Beautiful Bluish-Gray Color All Year Long


Height

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

: 3-4 ft

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Height

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

: 2-3 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships Tomorrow
List: $59.90
Sale: $29.95
Buy 6 at  $28.45 each
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Height

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

: 1 Gallon

Ships: Sep 29th, 2015
List: $49.90
Sale: $24.95
Buy 6 at  $23.70 each
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Height

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

: 1-2 ft

-4 left in stock
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List: $39.90
Sale: $19.95
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Planting Mix
Juniper 'Wichita Blue' Planting Mix

Helps your Juniper 'Wichita Blue' get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1-2 bags of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
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Dense foliage shields you from nosy neighbors or a poor view, and makes a very effective windbreak!
Thick and full, this moderately sized Juniper creates an impenetrable screen or windbreak, but is short enough to not interfere with power lines. A row will add vertical interest along a fence, and it makes an ideal backdrop to show off your perennials and flowering shrubs. And you can snip a few branches for Christmas greenery to add beautiful blue-green color and fresh Juniper scent to your decorations.

Evergreen, long-lived and deer don’t like it!  
The silvery blue foliage is a standout all year round, with none of the common winter bronzing, and you will be able to enjoy it for your lifetime as Wichita Blue typically lives 70 years or more. Deer pretty much leave it alone, but numerous birds will forage on the silvery blue berries that grace the branches in late summer and winter. 

A most accommodating and manageable size! Though it is short enough to plant under a power line, this vigorous grower will put on 6 to 12 inches a year, and even more if it likes its location. Maintaining its refined pyramidal form, in10 years it grows to 10 to15 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide, and keeps growing slowly to eventually reach15-25 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. As a screen or windbreak, space 4 to 6 feet apart; space at least 6 to 8 feet from a fence or drive to avoid overlap.


Natural pyramidal shape is very attractive without pruning -- but if you want a particular height or shape for a more formal look, this small tree takes well to pruning. 

As with all the plants from Fast Growing Trees Nursery, you will receive a healthy shrub with a well-developed root system, ready to plant and grow vigorously for you.



Growing Zones: 3-9

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 4-6 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Slightly Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA
Growing Zones 3-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 3-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Juniper 'Wichita Blue'

Specific Directions for Juniper 'Wichita Blue'

Hardy, reliable, easy to grow and very adaptable as to soils, even poor rocky ones, as long as drainage is good. It appreciates regular watering the first year until it is well rooted in. This type of Juniper is also known as a Rocky Mountain Juniper or Colorado Red Cedar, and as you can tell by its common names, it likes cooler, drier areas – it will not perform well with wet feet or in the humid summers of zone 8 and south, but, once established, not even drought or downright neglect will faze it!


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Juniper 'Wichita Blue'.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Juniper 'Wichita Blue' gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Juniper 'Wichita Blue' again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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A most hardy, satisfying Juniper. It really, really IS blue, as in the picture, which is accurate. Mine are quite small now, but still with a perfect, tapering shape -- and growing! I'm using mine as accent specimens, not a hedge; they truly stand out. Growing zone 7
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December 31, 2012
Smaller than Expected
These plants are actual more like 6 inches with a stem that is 13 inches. Technically 1-2 feet but not as one would expect
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June 25, 2015
Chicago, IL, US
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I want to hide a chain link fence, how far back from the fence and how far apart should each tree be planted?
Donna B on Feb 22, 2015
Best Answer: They should be planted 4-6 feet apart, and 6-7 feet from the fence if you want to keep the trees off the fence. If you don't mid branches crowding up to the fence after a few years, you can plant it 5 feet from the fence.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 7, 2015
How wide do these plants get?
I have 200 foot fence that is only four feet heigh and I would really like some privacy, so I need to know how much they spread out so that I can get enough to cover this short fence.
Della A on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: The Juniper 'Witchita Blues' get 4 to 6 feet wide.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
Hi there,

I am thinking about planting a screen hedge row of Wichita Blues and it will be within about 4'-5' of a pretty shallow irrigation ditch. When I say shallow I mean the water running is about 18" deep and the ditch is about 18" wide. Is there a concern because the soil is slightly moist in the area adjacent to the irrigation ditch? Also, the ditch only runs from Memorial day until Labor day so it does not run year round. Thanks for any advice you might be able to offer.
Ted L on Mar 29, 2015
Best Answer: This plant does not like wet feet, and requires excellent drainage to succeed. Though it needs regular watering the first year until its roots get going, long term, it really prefers it on the dry side as opposed to damp. Have you thought about Thuja Emerald Green, or Nellie R. Stevens Holly? They are both fairly small, evergreen, and like moister conditions.
Reply · Report · Karen J on May 10, 2015
How far away should I plant the juniper from my neighbor's property line? I want to respect the boundaries.
Meliss H on Apr 9, 2015
Do the blue junipers stand up under snow or do they flatten out? Is the juniper an actual tree or shrub?
David W on Jun 26, 2014
Best Answer: They can stand up under some snow, but its they're covered by too much snow and the branches get too heavy they will droop.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 27, 2014
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Is this deer tolerant?
Deb D on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: For the most part it is. We cannot guarantee anything because if deer are hungry enough they will eat anything. However, 95% of the time deer will not go after Junipers as they do not like the taste.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 14, 2015
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is witchita blue juniper good under power lines?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: You can plant the Wichita Blue Junipers under power lines and they will be alright.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 20, 2014
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Can these be used in wood planters for a privacy screen on a deck? Or do they do better in ground?
Athena B on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: They can be kept in planters but will grow more quickly and taller in the ground.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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Can I keep this plant from growing large I would like to have this plant on the both sides of my balcony?
Jolanta W on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: You definitely can keep them from growing large with some pruning. Does your balcony get at least a couple of hours of direct sunlight all year long? They do prefer full sun, but will tolerate sun to partial sun. Also, regardless of pruning, you're still going to need large pots for them. Hope all of this helps.
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Will the foliage of this blue juniper scratch my car? I need a hedge to frame the driveway entrance. It's a bit too hot here (zone 7b Charlotte, NC) for Canadian Hemlock. How about the foliage of the Spartan Juniper?
John H on Jul 7, 2014
Best Answer: Well it's hard to say, alot depends on how you trim the shrub and how much room you have to let it grow. As all things grow we trim them if you trim it so stubby branches stick out then any shrub will scratch your car. If you just let it grow and you have the room then, no, it won't harm your car. Hope this helps.
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Are these trees tolerant to black walnut toxin?
Harold S on Feb 15, 2015
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what would be a good spacing for a privacy tree row?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2014
Best Answer: Good spacing for the Juniper Wichita Blue is 3-4ft apart.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 14, 2015
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will this grow in Alaska?
Eufemio M on Oct 14, 2014
Best Answer: The Juniper 'Wichita Blue' is good for parts of Alaska.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 21, 2014
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will it grow under a pine tree that has about 10 -15 ft clearance?
Carolyn B on Jun 27, 2015
Best Answer: Your Wichita Blue should grow fine near the pine, as long as it has a few hours of direct sun a day, though it will probably be a bit slower to grow and smaller due to the nearby tree or trees getting first dibs on water and nutrients. If your spot is well-drained, you can give your Wichita Blue a bit of extra water and organic plant food, especially the first year or two, to help it get established enough to hold its own against the larger pine.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jun 30, 2015
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Will the Juniperus scopuiorum whicita blue live if planted in a pot?
peggy c on Jun 23, 2015
Best Answer: We purchased three Wichita Blue Junipers because we loved the color. Unfortunately, we found they are not very hearty. They are planted in the ground and get the optimum amount of sun/shade recommended. However, two of the three didn't survive more than 18 months. Not sure how they would work in a pot but we didn't have a lot of success. Good luck!
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Will the tree roots damage buildings?
Lindy on May 14, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Lindy, I'm not sure how to answer this question because I don't know how close to a building you are planning on planting. It's always a good idea not to get trees and shrubs too close to a building. Take into account that this tree has the capability of reaching 6 feet in diameter. Given that information,,,,, if you plant it far enough away from the "building", to allow for the diameter growth, you shouldn't have any problems with roots.
Reply · Report · David M on May 16, 2015
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does it have berries, if so can they be eaten ?
Russ D on Oct 21, 2014
Best Answer: These do not get berries. You would not want to eat any juniper berries.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 13, 2015
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can it be pruned?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2014
Best Answer: yes
Reply · Report · David D on Jul 26, 2014
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The 1-2 ft Juniper 'Wichita Blue', what size pot is it planted in? Thanks.
Luis C on Jul 30, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Luis as with the Nellie Stevens Holly the Wichita Blue Juniper is usually in 1-2 gallon pots.
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how many do I need for about 50 ft of area?
Mary H on Jul 29, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Mary
The Wichita Blue Juniper needs 4-6 ft between trees so 8-12 would be a good range.
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Jul 30, 2015
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How big are these plants when they are shipped ?
Sandra P on Jan 18, 2015
Best Answer: The one gallon size is approximately 14-18".
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 22, 2015
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How tall are they in 1 gal. containers?
David T on Jan 2, 2015
Best Answer: They are approximately 14-18".
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 14, 2015
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whats the tallest i can purchase?
rickey r on Dec 6, 2014
Best Answer: Currently we only have the one gallon size in stock. We may have larger sizes closer to Spring.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 22, 2015
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will the blue juniper do well in south Mississippi?
ken s on Nov 21, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, blue junipers do very well there.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 14, 2015
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How tall is it at time of ordering?
P K on Nov 20, 2014
Best Answer: This depends on the size that you get. The one gallon size is approximately 14-18". Th e 1 - 3 ft size is at least a foot tall and anywhere between 1 to 2 feet tall. Unfortunately each tree is unique with it's own growth rate and growth patterns, so our sizes are not uniform.
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I need three, seven feet tall. Do you have them?
A shopper on Oct 20, 2014
Best Answer: We do not carry them that large.
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I want these on each side in front of the house facing south don't want a tree to wide or tall 3 to 4' wide and 8 t0 10' high is this possible to find?
ellen f on Jun 17, 2015
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Can I plant under a maple tree?
M B on Apr 12, 2015
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